An enormous container ship currently berthed at the shipping terminal near Point Pleasant Park is the largest vessel of its kind ever to stop in Halifax.The CMA CGM Libra, which arrived on Saturday morning, is 364 metres long and can hold 11,400 shipping containers.”Even if you don’t follow ships that closely, you’re going to notice this one,” said Halifax Port Authority spokesperson Lane
The closest port that could handle a ship of Libra’s size is New York.
Some of the largest container ships in the world hold about 20,000 containers, but those are not used along the East Coast shipping lanes right now,
The Halterm container terminal is extending the pier at the south-end facility in order to accommodate two vessels of the size of the CMA CGM Libra.
SOURCE: CBC News